Can High Speed Trains Boost Economy?

Will heavy equipment operators get a boost from a high speed train project? A new study from the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MASSPIRG) shows that high-speed rail can boost our economy, save energy, curb pollution and provide a popular alternative to congested roads and airports. The report, A Track Record of Success: High-Speed Rail… Read more »

Solar Power adding Workers

Solar Power The solar power industry doubled the number of people that worked in the industry from 2009 to 2010, from approximately 50,000 in 2009 to 100,000 in 2010, according to the latest reports. In 2011, it is expected to grow the number of jobs in the industry by 26%. “You’d be hard pressed to… Read more »

AGC Calls on Congress

The AGC called Congress to act on issues to increase construction employment. “Washington’s failure to pass long-delayed infrastructure bills, set annual tax rates or address costly red tape and regulations is undermining any benefits that came from the stimulus,” says Stephen Sandherr, the association’s CEO. “Our worry is that Washington’s failures will make a bad… Read more »